[Spridgets] summer school cars

Brad Fornal tequila.brad at gmail.com
Fri Jun 20 11:20:55 MDT 2008

Well Buster, I'm not as old as you are. Hell, not many on this list are
Anyway, my first car, a 68 Chevelle SS396 convertible, my parents bought.
BUT, I had to pay back all $300 over the summer, working various odd jobs.

On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 12:15 PM, B- Evans <b-evans at earthlink.net> wrote:

> Linda Grunthaner:  "I like to get the kids into cars young so they bug
> their
> parents for the car keys early."
> And now, a contrary opinion that many are afraid to voice.
> Sorry, but some of us believe that type of encouragement is a great
> disservice to parents of America.  Children have already become part of the
> "entitled" ones and demand more and more from their parents and others.
> Parents love their children, and want their children to be happy, and so
> wind up doing dumb things for them.  One of them is letting the kids have
> "the car keys early";  too early and without them understanding the heavy
> responsibilities of driving.   It is driving that makes the teen years up
> to
> about 25 the *most* dangerous years of a person's life.
> And people wonder how America got into its current economic mess.  Look at
> how many parents cave in to their kid who want their folks to *buy* them a
> new car.   So, the parents, to make their children happy and appear good to
> their peers, go out and buy a car with *their* money;  money they cannot
> afford to spend on such nonsense.   What ever happened to the idea that
> kids
> worked hard to earn their own money to buy a car?   It worked for me, and I
> suspect it worked for most in this group who worked for their first car.
> But, we are not of this generation.
> Buster
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